Darlene Monson, 90, passed away July 3, 2021, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, MT. Darlene was born May 31, 1931, in Eureka, MT to Gertrude and George Handford. She moved to Great Falls with her mother and brothers following the death of her father. In 1935, Darlene moved with her family to Big Sandy following the marriage of her mother to Louis Reichelt. She graduated from Big Sandy High School in 1949.
Darlene married Walter Monson on September 17, 1949. She and Walter farmed west of Big Sandy until September of 2010. At that time, she and Walter, who preceded her in death in 2012, moved to Great Falls. Darlene resided there until her passing.
Darlene enjoyed sewing for herself and her two daughters. She was a very accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed crocheting and especially loved making baby afghan blankets. While living in Big Sandy, Darlene was an active volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Program, she served on the board of the Big Sandy Medical Center, and she was active in the Big Sandy Senior Citizens where she was named Senior Citizen of the year. To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.